Adaptive Reuse in Tulsa, OK at U-Haul Moving & Storage at 51st & Hwy 169

Allan Yang - Chief Sustainability Scientist

Building History

The Pearce Lease and Rental Inc. building was built in 1970 and U-Haul acquired the property in 1972. Adaptive reuse building conversions allow U-Haul to promote infill development to meet citizens' needs while preserving the natural resources and land normally required for new construction. Adaptive reuse also allows resources to be focused on integrating environmentally thoughtful features into the existing building rather than creating waste in the form of demolition and using valuable resources for new construction.

Environmental Impact

Serving U-Haul customers since 1972, this facility was built through Adaptive Reuse of an abandoned building. Adaptive Reuse promotes infill development in an effort to strengthen communities, with the following benefits achieved at this site:

  • 59 ton of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented
  • 688 tons of new concrete pours avoided
  • 747 tons of construction and demolition debris prevented

Energy-efficiency and waste-reduction programs at this facility provide the following estimated benefits each year for this Tulsa community:

  • 116 635 kWh annual energy savings
  • 575 603 lbs of greenhouse gas emissions prevented
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 59 tons of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 575603 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 688 tons of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 116635 lbs of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 747 tons of construction debris prevented